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Tom Early This might have more to do with my particular style of writing than anything else, but for me, characters come first, and story comes after. I can't…moreThis might have more to do with my particular style of writing than anything else, but for me, characters come first, and story comes after. I can't begin to tell you how many times I've originally intended to have a scene go one way, and then realize that no, there's no way Sam (being my most troublesome character) would do that. But that's a decent rule of thumb, at least. Try to see how it would feel to make a character do something that they definitely wouldn't do. If it feels wrong to even begin writing it, that's a good sign.

As far as information goes, however, I try to get a sense for their personality foremost. Since a person's personality is often shaped at least in part by their past, a lot of my characters' pasts don't even get created until it's necessary for the story. But the general template should be there - age, gender, family dynamic, basic personality, and so on.

But to wrap this rambling response up - I only really learn about my characters when I'm already writing the story. Don't let feeling like you don't know every facet of your characters stop you from writing - start your story, and see what happens after!(less)
Tom Early I don't. I wait for it to go away if it occurs, but I very rarely get writers block in the first place. I just sometimes feel like writing.
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Sons Of Texas: The Proud

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There's something to be said for stories that reach for your heart, and wrap a clawed hand around them. Apple is one such story, telling in the first person the horrifying story of young Apple and her brother Skye. They set out in the world only just ...more
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